Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti makes Cristiano Ronaldo transfer statement
Carlo Ancelotti has publicly addressed rumours of his interest in a Cristiano Ronaldo reunion
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has shut down speculation regarding his interest in a reunion with Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo. On Tuesday, the Italian boss took to Twitter to confirm he has no interest in bringing Ronaldo to the Spanish capital this summer.
Ronaldo has recently been linked with a move away from Juventus, with Paris Saint-Germain suitors.
More recent reports suggested Ancelotti wants to reunite with the 36-year-old at Real Madrid, eyeing a move in the 'next few days.'
However, Ancelotti's latest tweet, translated into English, read: "Cristiano is a Real Madrid legend, and he has all my love and respect.
"[But] I have never considered signing him. We look forward."
Kylian Mbappe has entered the final 12 months of his PSG contract and is reportedly unwilling to extend his stay in the French capital.
In turn, the Ligue 1 giants are eyeing Ronaldo to replace Mbappe in Mauricio Pochettino's star-studded attack.
Ancelotti's denial over Ronaldo returning to Madrid makes sense, though, as Real is where Mbappe wants to go.
While much movement is unlikely this summer, Mbappe joining Ancelotti at Real, prompting Ronaldo to join Lionel Messi at PSG, is a real possibility next year.
Pochettino, with Mbappe or Ronaldo, has a wealth of world-class quality at his disposal at the Parc des Princes.
After Messi's blockbuster arrival on a free transfer, his front three for the upcoming season will likely consist of the Argentine icon at right-wing, Neymar on the left and Mbappe down the middle.
If Ronaldo were to replace the latter or even add to that in 2022, it would be the stuff of fantasy.
It would be in many football fans' dreams to see Messi and Ronaldo linking up one day after years of rivalling each other's greatness.
With PSG's financial power and how the jigsaw pieces are seemingly fitting ahead of next summer, that could become a reality.
A return to Real Madrid wouldn't have made much sense for Ronaldo in the first place after leaving the club in a deal worth around £100m three years ago.
Ancelotti is spearheading a new age at Real, following the sudden departures of club captain Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane.
It's clear that Ronaldo will not be a part of that rebuild, though, with a Juventus stay the most plausible option this month.